Movie : The Railway Man

Colin Firth and especially Hiroyuki Sanada acted their socks off on this true story of Eric Lomax, a British Army Officer who was a PoW on Burma's death railway.

18 hour days in 120 degree temperatures, malnutrition and disease. 
The Burma Railway, also known as the Death Railway was a 415 kilometres (258 mile) railway between Bangkok, Thailand, and Rangoon, Burma built by the Japanese in 1943 to support its forces in the Burma campaign of World War II.

Forced slave labour was used in its construction. About 180,000 Asian civilian labourers and 60,000 Allied prisoners of war (POWs) worked on the railway. Of these, half of the Asian civilian labourers and 12,399 Allied POWs died as a direct result of the project.


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